Wright said that Arsenal's u-turn from Arteta seemed desperate. But he seems to have changed his tune after Emery's appointment.
"I am very pleased with that [Emery joining on a four-year deal]," said Wright.
"Obviously it came as a bit of a shock, because everyone was getting ready to digest (Man City assistant) Mikel Arteta, even though he is inexperienced at the level we are going to need.
"But - Unai Emery - I am very happy with that. We have got someone who is credible enough to take us to the next step.
"Arsenal fans are happy with it from what I have seen so far.
"Now we need to get our players with a different mindset from what they have had in recent years."